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The Pioneer, a monthly supplement to the Sheboygan Press

The Sheboygan Press - February 7, 1935

Sheboygan Pioneer Monthly Supplement

Lester M. Corbett Called To Rest

The ranks of our Civil war veterans are thinning so fast that soon there will be no more G.A.R. men left. The latest one to pass out of this life was Lester M. Corbett, born in Vermont, but who came to Greenbush in Sheboygan county at twelve years of age with his parents, Peter and Melinda Corbett, who settled on a farm near Greenbush. Here Lester helped his parents, and later prepared for and still later taught school. In the spring of 1864 he enlisted in the Civil war and was mustered out in October, 1865. He, with his company, joined with Sherman, and took part in the battles of Nashville, Franklin and the capture of Ft. Clackley, Spanish Fort and Mobile. Returning to civil life in the fall of the following year, Mr. Corbett bought a farm in Greenbush Township, on which he and his bride, Miss Annie Pettit, lived for many years, and where their house was always open to friends. Eventually they celebrated their diamond wedding, after moving from the farm to the village of Greenbush.

Lester Corbett attended the First Methodist Episcopal church in Green bush, and he was an active member of the I.O.O.F., as well as of the G.A.R., the re-unions of which he always attended, and which he enlivened with his good humor. He is survived by two sister, Mrs. Harriet Wilson of Marinette and Mrs. Leslie Utter of Niagara, to whose home he went last year, and where he died. It must not be forgotten that he was an honorary member of the Boy Scouts of Greenbush, as well as having been honored in many other ways.

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